SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. (AP) — A Southern California nurse said she was working in the emergency room when she learned a patient dying from a hit-and-run crash was her brother.
Jennifer Medina told KNBC-TV she was working a busy shift at a hospital in Mission Viejo Friday night when an unresponsive man was brought in.
Medina said as doctors worked frantically to save the 23-year-old man, a fellow nurse looked for his identification. Medina said when her colleague found the man’s wallet, she immediate recognized it.
When she opened it, she saw his face.
The Orange County Sheriff’s Department said Cesar Andres Medina was crossing on a green light in San Juan Capistrano Friday night when he was fatally struck by a pickup truck.
A suspect was arrested in connection with the crash Saturday.
The sister of the victim set up a GoFundMe account, stating:
“I just want all the people he loved and loved him to get a chance to say their last good byes to him. All you donations are greatly appreciated in this difficult time. Anything will help. My family and I will forever be thankful for all the help emotionally and financially.